Nick Bibby was born in County Durham, England in 1960 and spent much of his childhood wandering the Lake District and Cumbria and developing his abiding love of nature and wildlife.
‘I love to sculpt wildlife, to try to capture the character and vitality of the subject as I observe it going about its daily business.’
Bibby began casting into bronze in 1992 and his meticulously detailed animal studies have become collectors’ items. His unrivalled ability to render natural textures of feather and fur in wax and clay is exemplified by a series of reconstructions of extinct animals of the Mascarene Islands. These are part of a major project in collaboration with Pangolin Editions and the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation. More information can be found at www.extinct-species.com (see Related Links at foot of page).
Nick's most recent commission is a life-size 'Emperor Penguin'. This charismatic sculpture greets visitors in the foyer of The Wilson Gallery and Museum in Cheltenham, representing the importance of Edward Wilson in Scott's Antarctic expeditions and the Wilson family's role in the founding of the Museum.